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AKiN’S “Checked Out Hunger” in Oklahoma City

February 5, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thanks to donations from AKiN’S Natural Foods Market  and its customers, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will have enough food to provide nearly 65,000 meals for the hungry in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.  Through the “Check Out Hunger” holiday program, AKiN’s customers raised $1,100 and the grocery store donated nearly 72,000 pounds of food to the Regional Food Bank.

"We asked our customers to donate as much as they wanted when checking out,” said AKiN’S Assistant Store Manager Justin Connelly.  "We appreciate the Regional Food Bank for everything they do to help fight hunger in Oklahoma.”

AKiN’s has been raising food donations since last January as part of their Food Recovery Program.  The Regional Food Bank distributes enough food to feed more than 90,000 people each week, yet it is still not enough. 

“One out of six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “We appreciate the continued support from AKiN’S and their customers in the fight against hunger.”

More than 675,000 Oklahomans are at risk of hunger every day.  Be a part of the solution by volunteering, donating food, or making a gift.  For more information visit www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.604.7111.

Click here to view a photo from the check presentation.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 463 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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